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This portal is to open public enhancement requests against IBM Power Systems products, including IBM i. To view all of your ideas submitted to IBM, create and manage groups of Ideas, or create an idea explicitly set to be either visible by all (public) or visible only to you and IBM (private), use the IBM Unified Ideas Portal (https://ideas.ibm.com).


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Enhance Output Queue Library Filtering on QGYOLSPL to support *ALLUSR and *ALL options

The QGYOLSPL is great for obtaining a list of SPOOLED files. However the output queue filtering option is limited to a specific library name or two symbolic names *CURLIB and *LIBL. The issue comes up if an output queue is in a "private" library t...
6 months ago in IBM i / Print 1 Future consideration

Provide CHGSPLFA API and include SPOOLED FILE OWNER User Profile

SPOOLED Files have 3 user profiles associated with them: 1. The User Profile under which the Job that created the SPOOLED file was running ("job user").2. The Creator User Profile3. The SPOOLED File Owner Currently none of these three attributes m...
9 months ago in IBM i / Print 1 Future consideration

PDF-A or PDF-A3 creation by CPYSPLF command

Till now we can create PDF's by the CPYSPLF command. Unfortunately it creates only a simple PDF. Enhanced requirements require the PDF-A format with embedded fonts and so on. Actually must a PDF document converted by Java or similar converted to t...
about 2 years ago in IBM i / Print 2 Future consideration

Enable *ADD by using CPYSPLF *TOSTMF (*PDF)

In some cases it would be usefull to merge multiple spoolfiles to one pdf. Please enable in a further release or TR the option *ADD for pdf-creation via CPYSPLF. Thx Use Case: CPYSPLF FILE(AFPPRTF) TOFILE(*TOSTMF) JOB(123456/USER/SESSION) SPLNBR(2...
about 5 years ago in IBM i / Print 4 Not under consideration

PDF/A urgently needed!!

We really urgently need the possibility to create PDF/A documents as defined in ISO standard, because of our huge PDF archive (3500 PDF files daily). If we want to to store PDF documents in archive for 10 years(10y x 270 days x 3500 PDFs), we must...
almost 8 years ago in IBM i / Print 8 Future consideration

SMTP timeout and message for Infoprint Server

Our business uses Infoprint Server to create PDF files of order, packaging and shipping information. Intermittently, spooled files will remain in PRT status and all emails stop sending until the writer is ended and restarted. The issue has been id...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / Print 2 Future consideration

Add SPOOLED FILE NAME to Input for QUSLSPL API

The QUSLSPL API allows the User Profile, User Data, OUTQ, FORMS type, but for some reason doesn't include the SPOOLED FILE NAME as an input parameter. The WRKSPLF command has this, as should the QUSLSPL API. Please add it. Use Case: The need to re...
about 3 years ago in IBM i / Print 3 Not under consideration

Enhance QGYOLSPL or QUSRSPLA to Find Last SPOOLED File

Today with Print Server Jobs, Threads and SQL Server Jobs, the QSPRILSP is all but useless in these environments.This request is to enhance either the QGYOLSPL or the QUSRSPLA API so they have the ability to retrieve the identity of the Last Creat...
about 3 years ago in IBM i / Print 7 Future consideration

EBCIDIC to ASCII spool transformation progress

IBM case TS013592411 Currently there is no way to know the progress of a spool transformation from EBCIDIC to ASCII. When a huge spool file is send thru the IBM i outq, there is no way to know how many pages of the spool is transformed from EBCIDI...
10 months ago in IBM i / Print 1 Future consideration

PDF/A support for infoprint / *PSFCFG objects / PDF generation

Nowadays, given recent announcements with 7.5, IBMi base OS license does include Infoprint server and its suite of programs for PDF generation (PDF virtual printers etc.). So PDF generation is now considered a base capability offered by the OS. De...
almost 2 years ago in IBM i / Print 3 Future consideration